The next generation Nissan Titan that was earlier scheduled to debut this year will now come towards the end of 2013 or early 2014. It will come as a 2014 Nissan Titan. There was an agreement between Nissan and Chrysler to build the Titan but with Chrysler’s bankruptcy and subsequent takeover by Fiat, the agreement broke down. The earthquake and tsunami tragedies in Japan also caused engineering delays in the production of the vehicle.
The full-size Nissan Titan pickup made its first appearance on the market in 2004. It is one of the oldest platforms in the highly competitive full-size segment. There is a manufacturing plant in Canton, Mississippi, United States where Nissan produces the pickup truck for the North American market. Just like the Infiniti QX56 and Nissan Armada SUVs, the Nissan Titan is built on the stretched Nissan F-Alpha platform.
Expected Changes in 2014 Nissan Titan
Every manufacturer of the full size trucks has started introducing different engine options in their line-ups. Everyone wants to offer the highest miles per gallon while ensuring that their trucks still come with all the expected capabilities of a full-size pickup. While power and engine performance are important to trucks, the fuel figure is even more important. We have seen how the Ford F-150 Ecoboost became more popular after the introduction of a fuel efficient turbocharged V8 six-cylinder engine, the Ram 1500 also came with a Pentastar engine with an eight speed transmission system. Nissan is set to follow this trend of by introducing a new powertrain in the Nissan Titan 2014 model so as to boost its miles per gallon figure.
One of the reasons attributed to the poor performance of the 2013 Nissan Titan against the Toyota, Ford, Dodge, Chevy and many other vehicles in its segment was that the old Titan’s powertrain, the exterior styling and some other things were not changed. The competition is even becoming fiercer and a stellar 2014 Titan was really important if Nissan wishes to rescue the situation. The second generation 2014 Nissan Titan changes, so we are expecting the new vehicle to compete with the giants in its segment. There will be a new powertrain, and the styling will also go through a cosmetic enhancement.
From what we heard from our source at the Nissan corporate office, Nissan Titan 2014 will be offered with many different engine options, and direct injection technology will likely be used. A turbocharged engine mated with a six or seven speed automatic is being worked on and a V8 engine that will be higher performing and more efficient than the one in the current model is also a possibility. The 220 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque rated turbocharged 2.8-litre (170 ci) diesel engine in the 2014 Titan is a version of the Cummins ISF that became popular outside the United State. So, it features exhaust scrubbers and a passive NOx storage so as to meet regulations in the US. Its combined EPA is estimated at 28 mpg.
With all the 2014 Nissan Titan changes especially in the choice of engine used, we can only cross our fingers and wait to see how this new 2014 Nissan Titan fairs against the class leaders.